Thinking critically is seen as an essential 21st century skill, but what exactly is it and can it be taught? In this webinar, Hugh and Andrew will address these issues and suggest critical thinking tasks that fit well in communicative English classes as they offer interesting opportunities for discussion, teaching language and giving young people a voice. Reference will be made to the National Geographic Learning series, Perspectives.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Andrew Walkley has 25 years experience as a teacher, trainer and materials writer. He is currently the co-director of Lexical Lab (lexicallab.com) an educational services provider specialising in course design and consultancy, material writing and teacher training. With Lexical Lab, he runs a variety of training courses for people in English Language education as part of a Summer school. He is the co-author of several coursebook series – Outcomes, Innovations, and Perspectives (National Geographic Learning).
Hugh Dellar is a teacher, teacher trainer, and coursebook writer based in London. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field and is the co-founder of Lexical Lab. He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series Perspectives.